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Navigating Our New Normal (As a Working Mom Returning from My Second Maternity Leave)

By | on 04, Sep 2018 | real motherhood motherhood strength in motherhood back to school maternity leave back to work working moms stories of parenting parenting todays parents mamahood FIT4MOM mom blog san diego moms

September 4. That date has been etched in my mind for well over a year, bringing with it a potpourri of emotions. “When do you go back to work?” people ask me. “September 4,” I reply, silently adding [...]

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The First Day of Kindergarten

By | on 09, Aug 2018 | kindergarden kinder back to school real motherhood motherhood blog motherhood strength in motherhood the motherhood is real parenting school

It seems both logical, and beyond possibility that this day is almost here. That we are paused on the front step with our fingers hovering mere inches from the doorbell. Leading up to this crescendo, [...]

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Letting Go Of a Birth Plan That Didn't Go As Planned

By | on 30, May 2018 | motherhood strength in motherhood FIT4MOM postpartum birth stories birth story epidural real motherhood childbirth new mom birth support birth

Read the books. Go to the classes. Get a doula. Write your birth plan. STICK to the birth plan. Do A, B & C and you’re golden. Those are the instructions that everyone gives you. Those are the tapes t[...]

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What Postpartum Life Is Really Like

By | on 15, May 2018 | postpartum FIT4MOM motherhood stories of motherhood strength in motherhood mother mom blog mommy blog

When I was pregnant with my first child, I had many preconceived notions about “postpartum life.” 

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When the Going Gets Tough, You Get Going: A Story of Sisters, Adoption, and Life After Loss Featuring Katrina Surdi

By | on 10, May 2018 | stories of motherhood real motherhood motherhood strength in motherhood adoption loss grief teen adoption family FIT4MOM

This week, we have been featuring stories and wisdom that other women in our lives have taught us as mothers, women, sisters, friends, aunts...the list goes on. We've realized more than ever that "wis[...]

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The Lessons We Learn From Wise Women

By | on 08, May 2018 | month of mama real motherhood strength in motherhood seasons of motherhood wise women women women's health womanhood san diego mom mamawell stories of motherhood

I remember when I became a new mom and got released from the hospital. I watched my mom help ME mom, so gracefully, so naturally, and so....easily.

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My Birth Story: Featuring New Mama Heather Lake of FOX 5 San Diego

By | on 03, May 2018 | postpartum care new motherhood fox5 fox5 san diego san diego mom so cal moms healther lake FIT4MOM motherhood strength in motherhood stories of motherhood mom life MOM month of mama

When it comes to birth stories and postpartum experiences, just as no two people are the same, neither are two births, two journeys through healing from childbirth, and neither are two postpartum expe[...]

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I See Your Birth Plan, Birth Story, and Delivery, and I Respect and Celebrate It (Even If It's Totally Different Than Mine)

By | on 01, May 2018 | childbirth stories of motherhood real motherhood c-section VBAC all-natural epidural motherhood strength in motherhood

I see your home-birth. I see your emergency C-section. I see your VBAC. I see your fears. I see your scheduled C-section. I see your adoption plan. I see your IVF needles. I see your tears. I see your[...]

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Boss Babe Friday Feature: Lindsay Maurer of FIT4MOM Fruita

By | on 27, Apr 2018 | FIT4MOM prenatal fitness postpartum fitness postpartum wellness postpartum mom fitness motherhood strength in motherhood mamahood FIT4MOM Fruita Lindsay Maurer boss babe Entreprenuer momoprenuer franchisees franchise

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Breaking News: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Redesigns Postpartum Care

By | on 25, Apr 2018 | postpartum healing postpartum wellness postpartum body childbirth new mom FIT4MOM real motherhood motherhood strength in motherhood new motherhood ACOG Obstetricians and Gynecologists OBGYN postpartum care postpartum anxiety postpartum depression

We've discussed whether or not exercise is safe during pregnancy here, but lately a bigger conversation has been happening about postpartum care and how it needs to improve - for mama's mental, sociol[...]

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